AO Racing tackled the Mobile 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring in their Porsche 911 GT3 with a special Rawr livery inspired by the Tyrannosaurus Rex this past weekend. This vehicle, nicknamed ‘Rexy’, will be used throughout the 2023 IMSA WeatherTech and World Endurance Championship season in 19 other entries for the GTD class.
There are go-karts, and then this Division 1 superkart, which comes equipped with a 250cc twin-cylinder engine making 100 hp, mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Weighing just 452-pounds including the driver, these superkarts have a power-to-weight ratio of 490 hp / ton, with the ability to accelerate from 0-60mph in under 3-seconds, while topping out at 155 mph.
You could either spend $55,000 on a Ferrari F8 Formula 1 racing simulator, or $599 on the Playseat Trophy Logitech G Edition racing chair. When the latter is combined with PlayStation VR2, you get quite possibly the ultimate Gran Turismo 7 setup, or at least for those on a budget.
Sure, a flying hovercraft is nice, but the Airspeeder MK4 offers a more exhilarating experiences. It’s the world’s first crewed flying race car, powered by a ‘Thunderstrike Turbogenerator’ that enables it to hit 225mph in 30-seconds from a standing start, while offering a 188-mile range.
Installing F1 tires on a normal car sounds like a great idea for the track, but on everyday roads, not so much. Why are these so good on a track? Well, it comes down to the much softer rubber compound and wider surface areas of the tires that provide maximum traction for acceleration, braking as well as cornering due to the better grip.
The BMW M Hybrid V8 competed in the 24 Hours of Daytona last week, and it could be a preview of the automaker’s first supercar since the M1 back in 1979-1981. Power comes from a twin-turbocharged 4.0L V8 engine, paired with a hybrid drive system, making a combined 631 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. In 2024, the BMW M Team WRT will prepare for the debut of the car in the FIA WEC.
Mat and Yianni of CarWow pit the Porsche 911 GT3 manual (Touring Package)) against its PDK automatic transmission counterpart for their latest drag racing showdown. Priced from $161,100 USD, both variants are powered by the same naturally aspirated 4.0L flat-six engine generating 502 hp and 346 lb-ft of torque. Aside from the transmission, the Touring Package is slightly lighter at 3,164-pounds versus the PDK’s 3,222-pounds.
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Believe it or not, a street-legal 2006 Ford GT, called ‘BADD GT’, manage to hit 310.8 mph at Space Florida’s launch & landing facility, driven by Johnny Bohmer. It achieved this by swapping out the original supercharger for a twin-turbocharged system that generates approximately 2,700 hp.
Formula 1 wheels aren’t something you come across everyday, and that’s why inventor Sergii Gordieiev turned one into an electric hoverboard of sorts. For those who don’t know, there are seven tire compounds that was available for the 2022 season. Two for wet weather driving, an intermediate for light standing water conditions, and the full wet.